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Nov 10, 2010

I've been doing a lot of research lately on how society's perspective is changing on so many levels. For the longest time, I have found the entertainment industry to be annoying at best and downright obnoxious at worst. But lately my view has been changing. 

I feel that if we look closer at the stories we are presented with perhaps we can transform our world by understanding how those stories mirror how we live. The past few weeks I have become captivated by the newest spin on the story of "Nikita".  You can choose to view it as a action-packed work of fiction or you can dig deeper
 - to feel the emotions
 - to understand that there are those who prey on the weak with the intent to corrupt; that they wish to control how we think and what we feel by trying to make us believe that they have enriched our lives and given us a second chance at life
 - to see that we can think for ourselves; change ourselves in order to make the world a better place because the Dead Can't Testify
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Posted: Nov 10, 2010 8:52pm
Jul 28, 2010
Tonight I was watching a program about the Mackenzie River Delta and the people that have been summering there from time out of rememberance. For us hunting may be a cruel practice but for these people it is a way of life that is necessary to so that they can survive through the winter. It is about passing on tradition and education about respect for the land and its people.
The thing that struck me the most was the change.
The one woman who had photos and film from the the past - a summer in 1956. She showed how this was the place where all the communities and families got together after the hard winter to share stories and the work. She told how the river was filled with schooners and the beaches lined with tents. Now there are only a few boats and even fewer people. 
The river is now too shallow for schooners and the people use wooden ice houses instead of tents. The river banks are growing to such a degree that often they have to move the ice houses closer to the water because the water has receded that much in one season. The hills are eroding and where there was snow all year round, now there is only boggy ground and sink holes. One woman said that years ago the ocean was covered in ice even in summer but now there is none - even late into the autumn.
There is no talk of blame here. The change is almost expected. They are adapting. They are celebrating that they are still able to share these traditions with their children and grandchildren.
This year has not turned out to be anything I expected it to be but I am adapting. I am learning to expect the change. I think we have lived on false hopes that we could control our world as much as we have tried. Yes we can "be the change we wish to see in the world" but sometimes I think we need to let go. Let the truth of the universe wash over us.  So I am asking you to celebrate your life - even the uncomfortable parts. Release. And then become the change.
Thanks for your Friendship
Em
http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/landscapes/details_e.php?photoID=896
http://cgc.rncan.gc.ca/landslides/photo_library_details_e.php?ID=27
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Posted: Jul 28, 2010 8:41pm
Apr 14, 2010

I'm not saying this is not a hoax I'm just saying its an interesting video that's worth watching---remember how safe microwaving plastic baby bottles was supposed to be? And now suddenly its not so great. Let me know what you think. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5odhh_pop-corn-telephone-portable-micro-o_news

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Posted: Apr 14, 2010 3:29pm
Mar 24, 2010

If life is about creating and living amongst beauty then this has got to be a how to guide:
http://www.mudgirls.ca/

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Posted: Mar 24, 2010 6:54am
Mar 6, 2010

Here are some more awesome sustainably designed houses and structures. This time I've got a bunch of links for you and these sites are full of links to more galleries and info. I keep dreaming...one day...for my own little strawbale or earthbag cottage. http://www.potkettleblack.com/natbild/miscellaneous.html Earthbag Construction http://www.potkettleblack.com/natbild/earthbags.html Strawbale http://www.potkettleblack.com/natbild/strawbale.html and more http://www.potkettleblack.com/natbild/dirt.html

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Posted: Mar 6, 2010 1:32pm
Mar 5, 2010

Heligan Gardens looks like pure heaven. What I wouldn't give to visit....try it for yourself: http://www.heligan.com/flash_intro.html

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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 3:36pm
Feb 10, 2010

This is a bit of a departure from my usual stuff but I admit I'm addicted to the Vampire Diaries. I particularly like Damon because he is such a deep character - much more than the typical "media vampire". So imagine my joy at finding another who believes the same and has delved deep to explore his character enough to write about it. Check it out: http://vampirediariesonline.com/damon-salvatore/guest-post-my-thoughts-on-damon-by-maria-luisa-crespo/#more-2468

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Posted: Feb 10, 2010 1:06pm
Feb 2, 2010

I'VE been thinking lately that if you believe you can change the way you live, then why don't we? I would like to live a certain way but I tell myself it is safer to be stable and not take the risk. Since I've been browsing this site I have seen more wonderous things than I could have possibly imagined before. These are examples of my dream house: http://www.lammas.org.uk/lowimpact/gallery.htm
My photo is from the Toronto Home Show 2005
We are all Spiritual Leaders
We are all Pioneers
We are all Artists and Engineers

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Posted: Feb 2, 2010 4:02pm
Feb 1, 2010

Way to go Jenn!

http://www.straight.com/article-261558/judy-black-pillows-make-rooms-go-pop

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Posted: Feb 1, 2010 2:16pm
Jan 31, 2010

AFTER SEEING THIS WEEKENDS DAILY ACTION I THOUGHT I'D PLUG A PLACE THAT'S QUITE CLOSE TO ME. AFRICYCLE TAKES OLD BIKES AND PARTS AND PUTS THEM TO GOOD USE. CHECK THEM OUT! http://www.africycle.org/

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Posted: Jan 31, 2010 9:16am

 

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